Nabokov, Perec, Joyce & Bloom; Ulysses, Maps & Games.

Back in 2013, I invited readers of my blog to identify this mysterious looking map, below. As many people either knew or guessed, it’s a sketch concerning Ulysses, the legendary novel routinely claimed as the best or most influential tome of 20th century literature, and written of course by James Joyce (below). I had come across the… Read More Nabokov, Perec, Joyce & Bloom; Ulysses, Maps & Games.

Addendum: “Be Honest with Yourself… ” & Kitchener versus Beckett.

Just a few days after posting on First World War recruitment posters, (seen at an exhibition in Collins Barrack in Dublin) it is now Saint Patrick’s weekend here in Dublin.  Earlier today, myself and a friend participate in a treasure hunt around the city, and on our tour, we come across this image above.  I felt… Read More Addendum: “Be Honest with Yourself… ” & Kitchener versus Beckett.